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The best articles and conversations on race, education, and culture.

The best articles and conversations on race, education, and culture.
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The best articles and conversations on race, education, and culture.






#25: Teacher Anne Nyffeler

Anne Nyffeler is a great teacher and instructional coach in San Francisco and is the editor of Anne-otations, The Highlighter's new feature! Each week, Anne will select one excellent podcast episode to share. This week, it's "You Had Me at Black." We talk about microaggressions and how white teachers can lessen the violence that many students of color must face in the classroom. Please listen and let us know what you think!

Duration: 00:31:55

#25: Teacher Anne Nyffeler

Teacher Anne Nyffeler is on the show to unveil Anne-otations, The Highlighter's new feature! Every week, Anne will select one excellent podcast episode for you to listen to and comment on. Anne's first recommendation is "You Had Me at Black," in which an African American college students recounts a story of microaggression in the classroom. Anne and I share our own teaching experiences and consider how to mitigate the violence of microaggressions. Please listen and let us know what you think!

Duration: 00:28:04

#24: School Leader Omar Bryan

Omar Bryan is a talented artist, art teacher, and school leader in the Bay Area. He's also a big champion of The Highlighter! On the show, we talk about how he got into education and how he applies his art background in building relationships with students. We also had a chance to chat about this week's lead article, "Millennials Are Screwed," by Michael Hobbes. Please take a listen!

Duration: 00:40:06

#23: Educator Jamie Marantz

Jamie Marantz is an experienced educator in the Bay Area who works relentlessly to disrupt predictable educational outcomes for young people. She questions school policies that are for the comfort of adults rather than for the benefit of the children. In this episode, Jamie and I talk about two pieces: the NPR article (#121) on Ballou High School in Washington DC and about the Code Switch podcast on Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in Washington DC. This is an episode that will...

Duration: 00:35:01

#22: Barbara Shreve

Barbara Shreve is an outstanding Math educator in the Bay Area who believes in the power of math to support young people's identity formation -- who they are and how they have agency in the world. She is also a wonderful, caring, close friend. On the show, we talk about our deep respect for high-quality journalism. We chat about our experience working on our high school newspaper and how it shaped our perspectives on news reporting today. We also share our thoughts on the Washington Post...

Duration: 00:34:30

#21: Teacher Olivia Morales

Olivia Morales teaches social studies in New Orleans and is the co-founder of Teacher Beasts, which promotes exercise and wellness among educators. On the show, Olivia and I talk about the educational landscape in New Orleans, particularly its emphasis on high-stakes testing and charter schools. We also chat about "The Nationalist Delusion," which appeared last week in the newsletter. Please listen and enjoy!

Duration: 00:27:44

#20 Jonathan Wright & Philippe

Jonathan and Philippe, friends and science teacher colleagues, talk about the lead article from this week's newsletter, "Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?"

Duration: 00:28:14

#19: Sonya Wang

Sonya is a mom, loyal subscriber, and devotee of Oakland. On the show, we talk about choosing a school for her daughter, the stress of buying a house in the Bay Area, and her experience living in the Deep South. Please enjoy!

Duration: 00:29:44

#18: Kati Parker

Kati Parker is the first-ever former student of mine on the show! She is great and smart, and we chatted about "The Gentrification of Soul Food." Please enjoy!

Duration: 00:27:25

#17: Nancy Lai

Nancy leads all things literacy at the Oakland Unified School District, and in this episode, she talks about reading and how we can teach it better. Then we chat about "The Ghosts of the Tsunami."

Duration: 00:26:30

#16: Sejal Patel

My good friend and loyal subscriber Sejal Patel talks about how best to advocate for your children when facing overworked or insensitive teachers. Also, we chat about "Birth of a White Supremacist."

Duration: 00:30:16

#15 Math teacher Laura Hawkins

Laura Hawkins is a Math teacher in San Francisco. We talked about whether our divided country has become a tribal one, with all of its negative effects. Is there hope when we can't talk to each other?

Duration: 00:30:13

14 Data Associate Nicholas Woo

Nicholas Woo is a data and evaluation associate at Partnership with Children in New York City. We talked about how education reforms just aren't enough if we're really seeking equity for young people.

Duration: 00:25:45

#13: Writer Lauren Markham

Writer Lauren Markham is the author of "The Girl Gangs of El Salvador" and the new book, The Far Away Brothers. We talk about her writing and how best to serve newly arrived immigrant youth.

Duration: 00:30:17

#12: Professor Tony Johnston

Professor of education Tony Johnston talks about fireflies, Black masculinity, and Advanced Placement classes. He supports new teachers in Connecticut and believes in the power of reading.

Duration: 00:31:09

#11 Clare Green & Eric Foner

Principal Clare Green interviews Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. They discuss Prof. Foner's recent article, "Confederate Statues and 'Our' History."

Duration: 00:26:33

#10: Niki Magtoto

Niki is a San Francisco native and works in education at SFUSD. We talked about her work, resegregation, charter schools, and Nikole Hannah-Jones's article, "The Resegregation of Jefferson County."

Duration: 00:23:22

#9 Nation Editor Zoë Carpenter

Social studies teacher Allison McManis chats with Zoë Carpenter, editor at The Nation, about her article, "What's Killing America's Black Infants?"

Duration: 00:19:47

#8: Principal Tim Reidy

Tim talks about his first week as a principal in San Francisco, plus counseling, CPS, foster youth, and what it means to serve young people in an equitable way.

Duration: 00:21:10

#7: Librarian Michele Godwin

Michele and I chat about cell phones, Generation Z, and the hope she has for young people and our future, even in these dark times.

Duration: 00:24:27

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